Garry Winogrand
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]

 You see something happening and you bang away at it. Either you get what you saw or you get something else—and whichever is better you print. 
 I photograph to see what things look like photographed. 
 The photograph isn’t what was photographed. It’s something else. It’s a new fact. 
 I think that there isn’t a photograph in the world that has any narrative ability... They do not tell stories—they show you what something looks like. To a camera. 
 Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts. 
 A photographer’s responsible for two things. Once you put your body where you want it to be, what’s in the frame and when you snap the shutter. That’s what the photographer does. The camera does the rest. 
 I really try to divorce myself from any thought of possible use of [my photographs]... Certainly while I’m working, I want them to be as useless as possible. 
 There are no photographs while I’m reloading. (On being asked how he felt about missing photographs while he reloaded his camera with film.) 
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